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Photonics World
12 Aug 14
Adaptive sensors drive exoplanet search

State-of-the-art optical technologies are allowing astronomers to directly image distant worlds from Earth.

07 Aug 14
America Competes bill calls for photonics innovation

Text of bill calls for partnerships to develop basic research into more mature technologies.

01 Aug 14
$124M photonics kit for International Space Station

$94M lidar system and $30M high-resolution spectrometer to study impacts of climate change.

30 Jul 14
Laser amplifier delivered to Czech ELI project

UK team provides 10 Joule amplifier head capable of 10 Hz pulsed operation.

23 Jul 14
3D developer EOS moves into new HQ in Germany

Marks 25th anniversary with 17,000m2 plant, accommodating a further 300 staff.

17 Jul 14
Duke of York to front UK's International Year of Light effort

United Nations-sanctioned effort to raise awareness of light and light technologies gets royal patronage.

14 Jul 14
Super-resolution and origami microscopes scoop R&D 100 awards

Optics and photonics technology to the fore once again, accounting for 16 of the influential magazine's 100 leading innovations.

09 Jul 14
Photonics tech dominates IOP innovation awards

Three out of four selections from the Institute of Physics panel are based around optics and photonics.

09 Jul 14
Webb backplane ready for mirror integration

Giant space telescope takes another step towards planned 2018 launch.

04 Jul 14
Cobalt's Raman airport scanner wins MacRobert Award

Fast-growing firm beats Rolls-Royce and OptaSense to prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering prize.

01 Jul 14
ICESAT2 satellite mission '$200m over budget'

Problems with development of laser altimeter; budget overrun and year delay.

20 Jun 14
'Blast-off' for Extremely Large Telescope

Five-mirror design will feature state-of-the-art adaptive optics to generate razor-sharp images.

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